An exhibition of work by University of Sunderland, Glass and Ceramics final year PhD students.
Kathryn Wightman’s research combines printmaking and glass with an emphasis on blown glass. Her work is inspired by pattern including stripes, geometrics and floral designs in a range of colour palettes as well as photographic imagery. She uses digital design technology, along with printing, fusing and slumping powdered glass to push the boundaries of the material and its application.
Jennie Speirs Grant is researching the complexity of drawing as a subject in order to integrate this with the material properties of glass. Her research focuses on methods of drawing for, from and with glass, and is informed by contemporary drawing theory. She is interested in the potential to develop a language of drawing which is genuinely glass specific.
Margareth Troli’s research explores combining traditional glass making techniques with industrial waterjet cutting. The body of artwork in this exhibition focuses on creating 3D forms through constructing 2D elements. In her work she’s interested in fusing the two cultures that influence her most, England where she now lives and Scandinavian where she has her roots.
The PhD programme is supported by the AHRC – Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Photo: Simon Bruntnell
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